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Planning My Easter Dinner with Ecce Panis Gourmet Artisan Breads

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Disclosure: This is a sponsored post – all opinions are my own

With Easter just a few days away, it is time for me to to get my meal plan going and start shopping. I love Easter. When the kids were small we would have an Easter egg hunt outside (or inside if it was raining). I remember several times finding eggs a couple of weeks after Easter that were well hidden.


Now that the kids are older, we prefer to have a casual Easter dinner together. I am planning on having ham, potatoes and vegetables this year. I am also thinking about making some cheesy crab bread to go along with it. I will decorate the table and leave little favors for everyone. After all, the Easter bunny still likes to leave gifts.  After dinner, we usually have dessert and watch Ben Hur or the Ten Commandments on TV.

It is early this Saturday morning and I am the first one up. I love this time with my coffee to get my thoughts together.  I made a list so that I do not forget to pick up items that I needed. If I do not write it down, there is a good chance that I will forget something. I am planning my Easter Dinner and that means a trip to Walmart.

#Easter #dinner list


After the making my list, I headed to Walmart to get started on it. It was a beautiful sunny day in southern California and I am loving that it is the weekend and I have the morning to get things done.

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I love that I can get so many things at one store.  This week has been really busy so shopping at Walmart not only saves me money, it also saves me time and energy, which I appreciate.

I headed to the fresh bakery section which was easy to find.

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There are many varieties of Ecce Panis Gourmet Artisan Breads and they are all in baskets in the bakery section.

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I loved how inexpensive Ecce Panis is and I picked up a European Baguette and some Bake at Home French Dinner Rolls.

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I want to share the Cheesy Crab Bread I am serving as part of my Easter meal this year. A friend of mine gave me this recipe when we were in college and it is delicious. The recipe is below:

Cheesy Crab Bread

1 Ecce Panis European Baguette

1/2 cup crab (imitation ok)

3/4 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

3/4 cup mayonnaise

1 tablespoon chopped onions

1/2 teaspoon worcestershire sauce


Preheat broiler.

Combine all ingredients in a bowl, except bread. Mix until well combined.

Cut Ecce Panis European Baguette into 3/4″ slices and put on cookie sheet.

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Spread cheese mixture liberally onto bread.

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Broil 4-6 minutes until cheese is bubbly.

Cheesy Crab Bread #EccePanis #Easter Bread


These are so tasty and soft in the center and crunch on the outside. The crab meat and the cheese mixture combine to complement the wonderful taste of the Ecce Panis bread.

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Oh and as you can see, I am using the eggs I bought for my Easter centerpiece.

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I loved my Saturday shopping at Walmart! To see more about my shopping trip and all the cool eggs I looked at before deciding, check out my album on Google + here.

Are you hosting Easter this year? What is on your menu?

If you have not tried Ecce Panis Gourmet Artisan bread, you can find a coupon here.


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Kristin Wheeler (Mama Luvs Books)

Tuesday 9th of April 2013

That looks so good!!! I'll need to make it for a party!


Tuesday 9th of April 2013

Thanks Kristin - it's a party pleaser! :)

HilLesha @To the Motherhood

Wednesday 20th of March 2013

That looks really good! :)


Thursday 21st of March 2013

Thank you! They are really tasty!


Wednesday 20th of March 2013

I've never had Cheesy Crab Bread but man oh man does it look good.. you caught me at a time where I'm pretty hungry too ;)


Thursday 21st of March 2013

It is really good Jamie and so simple to make! People always ask me for the recipe.


Wednesday 20th of March 2013

Is it REALLY already Easter? My goodness... where on earth does the time go? I was just getting ready for NYE last week. Right?!

Anyway, you have such a lovely blog here and I'm sorry I'm a day late to wish you a happy SITS day. Love a gal who is big on organization since it's something I'm always trying to master.

Wishing you all the best for a very happy Easter and this recipe looks delicious!


Thursday 21st of March 2013

I know isn't it crazy how quickly time goes by? Thank you for your sweet comment! It it is so nice to meet you!